On October 4th, KCET Cinema Series will be screening The Ides of March, a political drama directed by and starring George Clooney as an ambitious democrat running for President. Ryan Gosling co-stars as his campaign manager eager to offset Clooney's White House dreams. The film opened 68th Venice International Film Festival and garnered rave reviews.
More on the film from Wikipedia:
An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
George Clooney as Mike Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania and a Democratic presidential candidate.
Ryan Gosling as Stephen Meyers, the mastermind behind Morris' campaign.
Paul Giamatti as Tom Duffy, a rival campaign manager.
Marisa Tomei as Ida Horowicz, a reporter for the New York Times.
Evan Rachel Wood as Molly Stearns, an intern for Morris' campaign.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Paul Zara, Morris' campaign manager and Meyers' superior and mentor.
In October 2010, Variety reported that Clooney signed on to produce, direct, and star in the film adaptation of Beau Willimon's Broadway play Farragut North. Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Smoke House Pictures, and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions financed the film.
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